Cartledge, Mark J. 1962- (Mark Cartledge)

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Cartledge, Mark J. 1962- (Mark Cartledge)

PERSONAL:

Born 1962. Education: Council for National Academic Awards, B.A., M.Phil.; University of Wales, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, England; fax: 44-121-414-4381. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Anglican priest, writer, educator, editor, and theologian. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, senior lecturer in Pentecostal and Charismatic theology; University of Wales, Lampeter, lecturer in Christian theology; St. John's College, University of Durham, Durham, England, chaplain and tutor. Presenter at conferences and meetings.

WRITINGS:

(Editor, with David Mills) Covenant Theology: Contemporary Approaches, Paternoster (Carlisle, England), 2002.

Testimony: It's Importance, Place, and Potential, Grove (Cambridge, England), 2002.

Charismatic Glossolalia: An Empirical-Theological Study, Ashgate (Burlington, VT), 2002.

Practical Theology: Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives, Paternoster (Carlisle, England), 2003.

The Gift of Speaking in Tongues: The Holy Spirit, the Human Spirit, and the Gift of Holy Speech, Grove Books (Cambridge, England), 2005.

(Editor) Speaking in Tongues: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Paternoster (Waynesboro, GA), 2006.

Encountering the Spirit: The Charismatic Tradition, Orbis Books (Maryknoll, NY), 2007.

Contributor to books, including Anglicanism: Essays in History, Belief, and Practice, edited by N. Yates, Trivium (Lampeter, Wales), 2007; and Theology and Religious Studies: A Study of Disciplinary Boundaries, edited by Simon Oliver and Maya Marrier, T&T Clark International (London, England), 2008. Contributor to periodicals, including Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies, Pneuma: The Journal for the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and Journal of the European Pentecostal Association. PentecoStudies: Online Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Pentecostalism and Charismatic Movements, general editor.

SIDELIGHTS:

Mark J. Cartledge is an ordained Anglican priest and a writer and educator at the University of Birmingham in England, where he serves as senior lecturer in Pentecostal and Charismatic theology. He studies and conducts research in these subjects, as well as in practical and empirical theology and in contemporary theology of the holy spirit, noted a biographer on the University of Birmingham Theology and Religion Department Web site.

Cartledge is the author or editor of several books, some of which are concerned with the phenomenon of Charismatic Glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, where a person speaks in an unintelligible language, often as part of a religious practice. Some have argued that the languages uttered by those speaking in tongues are not languages at all, but are mere sounds and utterances brought on by being in a trance-like state. In Speaking in Tongues: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, editor Cartledge has assembled work by three American and four British authors, "all speakers in tongues or sympathetic to the phenomenon, from seven different disciplines, who review the literature in their fields and offer their own conclusions," noted reviewer James T. Connelly in Theological Studies. Max Turner identifies two different kinds of glossolalia described by Luke and Paul in the Bible. Neil Hudson finds that a number of early Pentecostal leaders did not require speaking in tongues as a sign of being baptized in the Spirit. Sociologist Margaret Poloma finds a distinct ritual value to the practice of glossolalia. Cartledge himself contributes an essay on the New Wine Movement in Britain. Connelly concluded that the book's "great strength is the review of relevant literature" over the span of four decades by the editor and contributors.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Choice, October, 2007, F. Arriola, review of Encountering the Spirit: The Charismatic Tradition, p. 297.

Reference & Research Book News, August, 2002, review of Charismatic Glossolalia: An Empirical-Theological Study, p. 17.

Religious Studies Review, October, 2002, review of Charismatic Glossolalia, p. 344.

Theological Studies, June, 2007, James t. Connelly, review of Speaking in Tongues: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, p. 473.

ONLINE

University of Birmingham Theology and Religion Department Web site,http://www.theology.bham.ac.uk/ (February 4, 2008), biography of Mark J. Cartledge.